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NPR Music's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Is Open For Entries

January 13, 2017; Washington, D.C. - Starting today unsigned musicians and bands can submit an original video entry to NPR Music's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. The winner of the Contest will secure a spot at the legendary performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music, fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Submissions are accepted through Jan. 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. See complete rules for entry.

One final winner of the NPR Music's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest will be announced by early March and win the chance to:

  • Perform their music in an official Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Appear at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another
  • Tour the United States with NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company

In the meantime, visit, where the Tiny Desk Contest team at NPR Music will post entrants' videos as they watch each and every submission. Official Contest rules and a quiz to help musicians determine whether they're eligible to enter are also available on the site. All entries are due by Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 11:59PM ET. Find additional details about the contest and NPR Music's Tiny Desk concert series in the official press release.

Lagunitas Brewing Company has provided exclusive support for the Tiny Desk Contest since it first began in 2014.

Press Contact

Hugo Rojo, NPR Media Relations